California Nursing Students' Association (CNSA)

California Nursing Students' Association

Are you looking for a community that will nurture and challenge you in your nursing career? Do you want to be part of something bigger than yourself — actively making a difference in the trajectory of nursing statewide and in service of the greater San Diego area? If so, consider joining the California Nursing Students' Association – Point Loma Chapter (CNSA-PL).

What is CNSA?

The California Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) is a constituent chapter of the National Student Nursing Association (NSNA). CNSA is composed of over 5,000 members who are committed to seeking optimal educational, developmental, and professional growth within today's various healthcare settings.

CNSA-PL is a chapter of the statewide CNSA organization and exists as an executive club available for all PLNU nursing students to join. To register as an official member, click this link to sign up on NSNA’s website. By registering through NSNA, you will automatically receive a CNSA membership.

Why should I join CNSA?

CNSA-PL provides a community of support academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, while promoting excellence and professionalism at PLNU and in the community. Some of those community projects have included food drives, blood drives, clothing drives, and partnerships with other groups on campus like Community Ministries and health-related clubs.

CNSA-PL also provides valuable advantages to nursing students, including educational resources, peer mentorships, a freshman/sophomore orientation, and more. As a bonus, registered members who earn 30 “cord points” from attending events will receive a cord to wear with their cap and gown at graduation. Being involved in CNSA-PL provides a great opportunity to grow in the nursing program and develop important skills to use in the profession.